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Nick Reynolds & John Stewart   •   Revenge Of The Budgie

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  • Revenge Of The Budgie
    • 1983 - Takoma TAK-7106 LP (USA)
  • Side One
    1. Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line (P.D. Arr. N. Reynolds & J. Stewart)
    2. Dreamers On The Rise (J. Stewart)
    3. Cheyenne (J. Stewart)
  • Side Two
    1. Living On Easy (P.D. Arr. N. Reynolds & J. Stewart)
    2. Hiding In The Shadows (L. Buckingham & J. Stewart)
    3. Angel On The Road Shoulder (J. Stewart)
    4. Same Old Heart (J. Stewart)

  • Musicians
    • John Stewart: Guitars, Bass & Keyboards
    • Nick Reynolds: 8-String Tenor Guitar & Congas
    • Lindsey Buckingham: Slide Guitar (Track: 4), Various Guitars (Track: 7), All Guitars & Percussion (Track: 5) & Vocals (Track: 1)
    • Gary Busey: Vocals (Track: 1)
    • Drums: Oberheim DMX
  • Credits
    • Produced by The Puppy Bros. for Budgie Productions
    • Executive Producer: Steve Fiott
    • Recorded by Carla Frederick at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, Calif.
    • Mixed by Carla Frederick, Nick Reynolds & John Stewart at Shangri La Studios
      • Except track: 5 — Mixed by Lindsey Buckingham & Carla Frederick
    • Studio Crew: Jeremy Stewart, Mikael Stewart, John Volaitis, Tom Aldarilli
    • Photography: Henry Diltz
    • Design: Art Hotel
    • Special Thanks to: Larry Samuels, Lindsey Buckingham, Gary Busey & Steve Fiott
  • Notes
    • Tracks: 1, 2, 3 & 6 also appear on Four by Two (1987, USA)

Sleeve Notes

The Kingston Trio, with its unique blend of wit, timing and chemistry, was almost solely responsible for the vast popularity of Folk music in the late 50's and 60's. The group provided its audience with a sound and image that was not only original but was also a reaffirmation of the freshness and spontaneity that rock and roll was beginning to lack. For me. although it may have been Elvis or Buddy Holly who initially sparked my musical imagination, it was the Kingston Trio that brought a far more sustaining influence to my guitar style and sense of arrangement and harmony. Nick Reynolds and John Stewart, both with their vocal blend and their personal rapport, were greatly responsible for the sound and spirit of the two.

When I learned of their plans to reunite for this album and was asked to participate, I was naturally pleased. I was also intrigued because although John and Nick's blend has remained, their musical collaboration has been dormant for 16 years. Yet once the sessions had begun, any initial fears gave way to confidence and a sense of catharsis for all. Every day I was reminded of the importance that personal chemistry plays in the making of good music, and when we were done, I came away feeling privileged to be involved, happy to have been able to give back a small part of that which Nick and John had given me before.

As for the songs, they speak for themselves, they are connected to both new and old. The approach being contemporary, but the vocal blend being familiar. I know you'll enjoy the listening as much as we did the making.

— Lindsey Buckingham